Brett de Villiers sends us this great picture of the Zimbabwean Fishing Team after a trip to an International event in the desert in Namibia, South Africa. He didn’t say if they won, but with this kind of production we think they should have!
When does it stop?
I grew up on a farm and was taught to respect my elders, be a good Christian, never tell a lie, and believe that anything was possible. We may not have had lots of money, but we had each other and each other’s support. If you truly believed you could do something, usually you could. Whether you succeeded or not, it was up to you. And if you didn’t then, as Mom and Dad would tell us, it was your own damn fault. Man up and move on.
My problem lately is this is just not what we are teaching our children. It seems that today in America if you fail then there is someone or something to blame. Not my fault. We are quickly becoming a nation of victims. Bad grades in school? Must be something wrong with the teachers or textbooks. Too fat? Gotta’ be fast food. Bad hair day? Must be defective hair mouse or whatnot. Didn’t get that promotion? Probably office politics.
When did our self confidence, our “can do” attitude start running off the rails? I don’t know. But I woke up one day and realized it had. As I look back it seems to me that it had to have been very subtle, perhaps almost stealth. In our purest idealism to be the fairest nation on earth did we get kicked in the teeth so much that finally, through some sort of unilateral embarrassment, decide our failures surely had to have been caused by something external. Something beyond our control?
Today we are a country divided by politics and politicians that fuel the fire of this division. Unlike the days after 911 when we came together as one, today we are divided in so many segments. Millions of often self serving agendas. We are told constantly that what we like, what we do, who we are is bad; unacceptable to others. And is often the case we are unwilling or unable to stand up for what we believe in. Perhaps we no longer even know what we believe in.
This was brought home to Dixie and I when we ventured to our state capital, Indianapolis, to meet with the Governor’s office, State Senate and House leaders a few weeks ago. Our cause célèbre was a proposed state wide smoking ban. Now whether you are for or against such legislation is not the point here. The real point is that our local, state, and federal government is systematically taking away our rights as citizens to make individual decisions. One law or ordinance at a time. It’s easy to be for a smoking ban, but what do you plan on doing when that same city council, state legislature, or federal government wants to take away something that you enjoy, rationalizing that it is “bad” for you? Do you really think that government intrusion into your freedoms will stop with one new law or regulation?
Right now in the U.S. there are very organized zealots (and lobbyists) who are lobbying to ban or have banned: Owning Goldfish, Sassafras oil, redfish, caviar, Chilean sea bass, foie gras (goose liver), high fructose corn syrup, some Nintendo games, cigars, transfats, some Apple (Computer) products, raw oysters, children’s books over 25 years old, rain water (really!), “poor” Internet manners, Father’s Day cards, Flaming Hot Cheetos, kid’s toy POGS, bake sales, dancing, flags, playing tag, Christmas trees, Nativity displays, Viagra (ho boy!), blogging, cash transactions, and the list goes on, and on, and on…….
So you see, at some point something you enjoy will end up being unavailable due to some local, state, or federal government thinking they MUST protect you. But the real point here is just as supposed well intentioned governments are trying to protect us, obviously from ourselves, they are sending a signal that we, as full blooded adult American citizens are incapable of making our own decisions. We, as perceived by their omnipotent wisdom and superior intelligence, are incapable of knowing right from wrong or recognizing danger. And as such we are potential victims of circumstance or ignorance who must be protected by these very same governments. Failure to protect us would, ta da, make us victims. Just of what I am still not sure, but victims none the less. One and all.
Now Dixie and I are neither Republicans or Democrats. We vote according to what we think is best for us, our children and grandchildren, and our family and friends. But we are loyal, patriotic, yes even fanatical Americans. We stand when the National Anthem is played, believe in this country to the death, and want our children and grandkids to have the same freedoms, the same opportunity, and the same chance to screw up as we did. We want them to know without a doubt that if you try really hard they will succeed. If they don’t and fail, then it’s not someone else fault, it’s theirs. And we would tell them: YOU screwed up. YOU failed. YOU didn’t cross the finish line. No one, repeat no one, but you are to blame.
Yes, I know this is a weird essay to be putting in a fishing tackle store newsletter. But stuff like this bothers me. I love this country and I love the opportunities that it has provided to me, my father and mother, and my ancestors. And I am scared that sometime in the near future that same opportunity may no longer be available. Maybe we, as a nation, are so hell bent on protecting each other that we are destroying our basic rights and freedoms. I don’t really have much of an answer as to what should be done, at least not as a nation. But you can sure bet that when I’m with our children or grandchildren I won’t tolerate them thinking of themselves as victims; or not taking ownership of failure.
OK, now that I’ve got that off my chest, on to what’s happening at American Legacy Fishing and the news.
Last issue we introduced our Stealth Bomb umbrella rig. And safe to say you folks went crazy, buying hundred’s of this top-of-the-line rig. We now have more in stock as well as an even larger assortment of swim baits for these rigs. All the details are below. Also, your response to our higher values for trade-in rods and reels has been phenomenal, so we’re extending this for another 2 weeks. Details also below.
We JUST RECEIVED a Small Allotment of the Brand New Shimano TranX low profile casting reel. This is simply put one BAD reel! Pat attention all you musky or saltwater fisherman who have been looking for the toughest reel available in low profile. All the details are below and we can assure you these babies won’t last long. The Shimano $30 rebate is still on for the new Chronarch, Curado, and Citica, but we get reports most stocks are low or gone. We still have some inventory, so you need to act now. All the info is below. And there’s lots more. Be sure you take a look below.
Thanks once again for everyone’s friendship and support. We truly appreciate it and hope one and all is enjoying what promises to be a fantastic spring fishing season!
Ya’ Gotta’ Have Swimbaits to Get the Most Out of Alabama or Umbrella Rigs……………
Like we said in our last newsletter the hottest item in fishing today is the Alabama/ Umbrella rigs. We think we have the best quality there is in our new Stealth Bomb rig (see below), but that still leaves the jigs and bait that you’ll need for the end of the wires. Well, let me tell you, we got what you need!
Right now we have one of the “hottest” swimbaits out there, the brand new Big Hammer Swimbaitsin 3 different sizes – 3″, 4″, and 5″ – and all 7 colors. These are simply put the best swimbaits available for your Alabama/Umbrella/Stealth rigs. They have a unique square tail design that gives them a great swimming action and when used with a Stealth Bomb rig is almost a guarantee for some serious action.
Also on the shelf is another fantastic swim bait from Reaction Innovations. Here there are also 3 different sizes – the Little Dipper, Skinny Dipper, and Big Dipper. All three of these Reaction Innovations Swimbaits have a very different swimming action as well as a unique head design. They work fantastically well with our Stealth Bomb umbrella rigs and we can tell you these catch fish – big fish.
Either one of these swimbait lines are highly recommended by our staff as well as our touring pro. We’ve all used them and they are so well made and so unique as far as swimbaits go. There really is a big difference in quality and if you are using our Stealth Bomb rig, then either the Big Hammer Swimbaits or the Reaction Innovation Swimbaits are for you. Right now we have a great stock, so get some of these and show everyone how it’s done!
Talk about timing! Here we’re into Spring and warner than normal weather and guess what? Just in time we receive these brand new SPRO Fat Papa 70 crankbaits. Now folks, these are special. They were designed by B.A.S.S. Elite Angler Russ Lane to be one of the most unique and productive crank baits ever produced. Russ had everything custom made on this lure to do one thing well-Catch Fish! The SPRO Fat Papa covers depths from 9 to 14 feet or it will dig up the bottom in under those depths.
We don’t usually get that excited over a new crankbait, but this time we really are. And you know why? These guys have an uncanny ability to catch fish – it’s that simple. And they catch fish when many other lures just can’t get the job done. There are only 8 colors and right now we have all 8 in stock. They weigh in at 3/4 oz, are 2 3/4″ long, and run between 10 to 14 feet. They have no. 2 extra wide gap Gamakatsu hooks (very sharp) and are very well made. And hard to get.
Give a couple of these guys a try next time you place an order. Unlike many lures out there, these are designed to catch fish, not just fishermen!
Shimano TranX EXTREME BAD ASS Low Profile Reel is HERE!!………
You can’t hardly go to any credible fishing blog or tackle test web site that isn’t all abuzz about this truly “Bad Ass” Low Profile “Big Fish” Reel called the Shimano TranX. If you’re a musky fisherman or fish for other big, bad fish such as stripers, wahoo, steelhead, salmon, or any variety of other bad fish and have always wished you could find a more comfortable low profile casting reel then this, my friends, is your reel!
These reels are made tough as nails and will outperform many of the “round reels” so common today. They are available in 6.6:1 and a 4.6:1 retrieve ratio and weigh in at about 20 oz., so don’t think of them as dainty or something you’ll use in Uncle Norm’s farm pond. These guys are for fish with attitudes. Big fish that don’t want to be caught!
Shimano TranX reels have a revolutionary design and shape that provides the comfort of low profile with the capacity of a conventional reel. Shimano TranX is offered in high gear (HG) and power gear (PG) models to cover a wide range of applications. Here are the details per Shimano:
X-Ship provides an extra smooth retrieve with superior durability; HEG – a larger drive gear and pinion gear increase cranking efficiency; SF – Superfree Bearing supported Pinion Gear eliminates friction with spool shaft for better freespool; E.I. Surface treatment on the spool protects against corrosion from saltwater soaked braided line; S A-RB coating protects bearings from rust in saltwater use; Super Stopper eliminates handle back play; VBS Brake System effectively reacts to spool rotation speed to provide ideal brake force at all times during cast; Dartainium II Drag Washer provides incredibly smooth drag performance with durability; and an Ergonomic Power Handle for better leverage.
There are two models:
TRX500HG has a 6.6:1 retrieve ratio, 43 in. line retrieve per crank, 25 lb Max Drag, 7 S-ARB Bearings and 1 Roller Bearing, 30/160 – 40/120 – 50/100 mono line capacity, 50/420 – 65/270 – 80/210 Power Pro braid line capacity. Price is $499.99
TRX500PG has a 4.6:1 retrieve ratio, 30 in. line retrieve per crank, 25 lb Max Drag, 7 S-ARB Bearings and 1 Roller Bearing, 30/160 – 40/120 – 50/100 mono line capacity, 50/420 – 65/270 – 80/210 Power Pro braid line capacity. We’re guessing you could probably winch you car out of a ditch with this baby! Price is $499.99
Right now we have a LIMITED SUPPLY of the Shimano TranX Reels in Stock, so if you really want one of these bad boys order now to make sure you don’t have to wait until Fall to get one. Do-It-Now…..please!
Xpress Trade-IN Allowances INCREASED 10% to 20% and EXTENDED for 2 Weeks More…
OK, we listened and we are extending our TRADE-A-THON with trade-in values up 10% to 20% for Two More Weeks. We really don’t need to tell all our regular customers about our Fantastic Xpress Rod and Reel Trade-In Program. It has become America’s BEST Trade-IN Program with extremely High Trade-In Allowances throughout the year. But, once a year we increase those allowances by between 10% to 20% in the Spring so you can trade in those unused rods and reels against anything we sell in our store. Here’s your chance to get Brand New 2012 gear and not lose your shirt on last year’s stuff. But we will only extend this for the Next TWO WEEKS.
So, gather up any of the rods and reels you wish to trade-in and , Get a quote quick: Use the Trade-In Form, call us at 877-402-6350, fax us at 812-402-6352, or walk into to our beautiful showroom in Evansville, Indiana. We will promptly quote you a trade-in value based on the model and condition of the merchandise.
On each trade-in, there will be a $10, $20, or $30 fee (USA Addresses Only) for a prepaid return shipping label depending on whether you are trading in rods, reels, or both. If we agree upon a trade-in value, you will be free to pick out any fully priced items that you are interested in purchasing.
There are two ways that we do trade-in transactions:
Option One: Once you have determined what you would like to purchase, we will charge your credit card for the pull price of the item(s) you are purchasing. Those items will be shipped immediately to you along with a prepaid FedEx return shipping label. When you receive your order, simply take the new items out of their package and replace them with the used trade-in items. Drop the package of at FedEx, and we’ll refund your credit card for the difference as soon as they are received and inspected.
Option Two: Once you have determined what you would like to purchase, we will put the items on hold for you and email you a prepaid FedEx return shipping label. You will then have to package up your used trade-in items and send them back to us. As soon as we receive your items and inspect them, we will charge your credit card the difference (if there is one) and ship your new items out that same day.
Trade-In Values: G. Loomis rods typically are appraised at 40% – 55% of MSRP. Other brands may be given a slightly lesser, yet very fair current market value. Reels range in value from 20% – 45% of current MSRP. All values depend greatly on the condition, age, and brand of rod or reel being traded.
We expect the condition of all rods and reels to be honestly and accurately described. If we receive the trades in lesser condition than described, we will re-evaluate the values and call you back to discuss possible options. This very rarely happens, but we do greatly appreciate accurate descriptions of your trade-ins. We cannot accept any rods or reels that are house brands. That includes reels or rods that are a Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, or Dick’s Sporting Goods name brand. Also, we cannot accept rods that have been modified from the factory condition. This includes tip top replacement, guide replacement, handle modification, and any other modification that would diminish the resale value. We cannot accept any rods or reels that are damaged in any way that would affect their performance or functionality. And we cannot accept rods or reels deemed “vintage” where collector value is greater than functional value. Finally, we reserve the right to confirm ownership and to refuse any rod or reel.
It’s that simple, so now that Spring is just about here be sure you take advantage of this great trade-in program, especially now that trade-in values are increased by 10% to 20% more! Remember, this deal only lasts for the next two weeks and will expire Monday, March 26, 2012. Don’t Delay!
We’re going to level with you here. We were not real thrilled when everyone started using these so called “Alabama” rigs. Some of you call them Umbrella Rigs. We just saw this as perhaps a bit unfair to the fish. That is until we actually tried a few. Simply put, we are now eating crow. These rigs Catch Fish! My oh my do they catch fish!
That said, there are some problems. First, many that we were able to get our hands on were crude and not very well made. Second, the swivels that came with these were cheap and frankly not very good quality. Especially when you consider that these rigs sell for as much as $40 a pop(!). So, we decided to have one of our custom lure makers take a long hard look at this design to see if it was possible to make an Umbrella Rig that was high quality but priced fairly given the components that were used. Folks, I think we hit a home run!
American Legacy Fishing’s Stealth Bomb Umbrella Rigs are truly different. First, we have a custom painted lead head with custom eyes. No one else does. Second, our wire extensions are high grade .041 Stainless Steel. Third, our wire ends are made so when you lose an end swivel you can actually replace it, so no more throwing away your rigs due to missing a couple of end swivels. Forth, Our swivels are all ball bearing Sampo’s – no cheap swivels here. Fifth, or Stealth Bomb Umbrella Rigscome with a retainer next to the jig head that allows you to compress the rig for easy (and compact) storage. Finally, our wires in the jig head are twisted so there is never a chance that they will pull loose or pull out. The price of all this quality? $24.99 Not cheap, but when you consider the quality, workmanship, and the fact these are custom rigs that address most other rigs short comings they are a heck of a deal.
Right now we have a very good stock of Stealth Bombs on hand. We have 4 different colors, all 1/2 oz. total rig weight.
Now you know, you can’t catch anything using our Stealth Bomb rigs and just the swivels. You gotta’ have some nice size plastic swimbaits and, as you would expect, we have a suggestion: We like theReaction Innovations Swimbaits. There are three sizes: The Little Dipper (9 per package – 5 colors,Skinny Dipper (7 per package – 10 colors), and the Big Dipper (4 per package – 4 colors). These babies Catch Fish. If you have any doubts, see the picture above!
Need the Right Rod and Reel (and line) for those Alabama Rigs? We have Just The Ticket – In Stock……
If there has ever been a fishing phenomenon that has taken the fishing world by storm it has to be the invention and use of the Alabama rigs. One day no one has heard of it, the next everyone, and we mean E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is using them. Call them Alabama Rigs, Umbrella Rigs, or Stealth Bombs, everyone is throwing these rigs.
And that’s great, but from what we’ve seen many of you are not up to speed as far as the best rod, reel , and line that allows these marvelous rigs to perform at their best. When you use these Alabama/Umbrella/ Stealth Bombs you really need a swimbait rod coupled to a larger reel. Now we wouldn’t be telling you this unless we thought we had the perfect combo for you. And we do.
We recommend using a swimbait rod such as the G. Loomis Swimbait rod SWBR904 ($265) orSWBR955 ($270). If you’re throwing bigger jigs (3/8 oz or more) with bigger swimbait plastics you may even want to consider the SWBR956 ($270) or even the SWBR957 ($295). If you like split grip rods we also have some awesome new 2012 G. Loomis GL2 Swimbait rods such as the GL2 956C SWB ($245) or the GL2 957C SWB ($245).
Now that you have the right rod then you’ll need a reel than can stand up to the heavier lure weights both when you cast out as well as retrieve since you have a lot more weight than you normally would if you were fishing just one jig, crankbait, or spinner. You need big gears and guts. What to use? The Curado 300 series reels are just the ticket! Right hand we recommend the Curado CU300E, left hand the Curado CU301E. Price is $249.99. Not bad for a bullet-proof low profile casting reel with extra line capacity that’s Made in Japan and practically indestructible. No more side plate bearing failures for you!
Once you have the right rod and reel then all that left is line, and of course we have a recommendation for this as well. All of us here at American Legacy Fishing like using either 65 lb test $21.49 (16 lb mono equivalent) or 80 lb. test $24.99 (18 lb mono equivalent) Power Pro braided line or, better yet, New Power Pro Super Slick – 65 lb $24.99 or 80 lb $27.99. A 150 yard spool of either will fill that Curado 300 series reel perfectly and now you will be all set to really get the most bang-for-the-buck out of your Alabama/Umbrella/Stealth Bomb rig.
Right now we have everything in stock, so consider our recommendations if you will be fishing these “hot” rigs.
$30 REBATE on Shimano Chronarch E, Shimano Curado G, and Shimano Citica G Reels – Very Limited Quantities – Repeat VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES!……
We still have a FEW of these reels left, so please act now if you’re interested in saving between 15% and almost 25% on Shimano’s Most Popular 2012 Low Profile Casting Reels.
Folks, this is a D-E-A-L and supplies throughout the USA are absolutely LIMITED. At the time this News Flash was written we had about 50 Citica’s, 60 Curado’s, and 120 Chronarch’s. Being entirely honest, this was all we could get from the Shimano factory before they Ran Out – yes, Ran Out!
Here’s the deal: This factory rebate ends April 15, 2012, but delivery from the factory on most of these reels is into MAY if we try to reorder! So, if you want to save between 15% on a NewChronarch E series reel (retail price $199.99) or about 20% on a New Curado G Series Reel (retail price $159.99) or almost 25% on a New Citica G Series Reel (retail price $129.99) you need to act N-O-W. We really don’t think we will get any more of these until after this rebate expires, so what we have is “it” and this newsletter goes out to many, many thousands of customers.
The Shimano Chronarch is the world’s lowest priced low profile casting reel Made In Japan and that’s before the rebate! PLUS, any order of $200 or more SHIPS FREE to ANY USA address. Plus there is NO SALES TAX (except for Indiana residents)!
You must send in the Rebate Form (click here to download and print) to get your $30 rebate check from Shimano. You will not receive any discount when you check out. Repeat, this is a rebate from Shimano, not a discount from American Legacy Fishing, so you have to send the rebate form in along with the required documentation.
Rebate Rules (from Shimano): You MUST use the Official Shimano USA Rebate Form. USA including APO and FPO sales ONLY. NO LIMIT on the number of reels you buy and submit for the rebate which is $30 PER REEL. Rebate offer is for purchases from February 24 through April 15, 2012. Past purchases Do Not Qualify. You must pay Retail Price for the Reel and On Line Auction purchases, third party sales, used or refurbished reels, etc. do not qualify for this rebate.Your rebate request must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2012. Rebate checks must be cashed within 90 days of date on the check.
Please do not wait on this deal. As we said, right now the Shimano Factory is quoting replenishment orders out into May, 2012 so what we have IN STOCK will be the only reels that will qualify for this fantastic rebate offer. As we like to say, “Fair Warning”.
They’re almost gone, but we still have some great lures in stock. When we sell out then this sale is over. Period. No back orders, no special orders. Just what we currently have in stock. So go to our web site at www.americanlegacyfishing.com and order N-O-W.
Yikes, this one hurts! But we need to sell this particular color down, so while supplies last we’re offering you this great Power Pro Braid at 50% OFF normal retail prices. Supplies are pretty good at the time this newsletter is going out, but like all the rest of our specials we don’t think whatever we have will last at such a deep, deep discount. So, as we say in all the specials we offer, the early bird gets the worm. Or in this case, some might fine Power Pro Brained Line.
Power Pro sets the standard for braided line. If you aren’t fishing PP Braid on some of your reels you are really missing out. This stuff is tough and can really help your rod’s sensitivity as well as hook sets on finicky fish. Better yet, the super small diameter of PP vs. mono means you’re going “stealth” in a bigger (actually smaller) way.
You’ll never see Power Pro Braid at a price equal to this, so give some of the Phantom Red PP a try. But do it now, as quantities are limited and when it’s gone…it’s gone. No backorders, no special orders.
When’s the last time you could get a deal on Shimano Top-of-the-Line Cumulus and Cumara Rods? We think the answer is probably “Never”. That is until now. We’re offering all Shimano Cumulus and Cumara rods at 15% off. And let’s be honest here, this just never happens – until now. Better yet, almost everyone of these rods qualifies for FREE USA SHIPPING (any rod that is $239.99 or more).
If you’re not familiar with these rods you are really missing out. These are Shimano’s top freshwater casting and spinning rods. There are 6 models in the Cumulus and 29 models in the Cumara. Needless to say we’re pretty sure you can find a rod or two that will match your style, technique, and needs perfectly. All of these rods are light as a feather and all have premium components such a Fuji SiC guides, Split Grips with custom reel seats, IM-10 blanks, etc. All carry Shimano’s “Over-the-Counter Exchange Lifetime Warranty”. We dare anyone to come up with a better rod for the normal retail price. And at 15% off, we’d say that would be impossible!
Act now and save yourself 15% along with getting one of the best rods offered today. What a deal!
Columbia, Devon & Jones, Port Authority just to name a few are suppliers of clothing to Daiwa. So offering these Daiwa clothing items at 50% off is just another unbelievable deal. Frankly, we had to limit our staff to one item each just so we would have a decent supply to offer you, our friends and customers.
Right now we have a great selection and some fairly good quantities available, but like all of our other specials we figure these will not last long, so if you see something you like snatch it up as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. There will be no backorders or special orders, so what you see on our web site or on display in the showroom is what you get.
Like we said, great quality brands that almost everyone is familiar with. You can’t see Daiwa of cutting corners or having cheapo stuff. Every item, whether a hat or a jacket, is top-of-the-line quality by a recognized manufacturer. We’ve got polo shirts, fishing shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirt hoodies, jackets, and lots more. Good stuff – GREAT DEAL at 50% OFF!
Some of us actually prefer these great rods to the 2012 Shimano Crucial with the EVA handles and non-Fuji reel seat. At this price you better get ’em while you can. Best $140 – $180 rod on the market today! Now at a HECK of a SAVINGS! Think Lifetime Warranty, IM-9 Blank, Fuji Reel Seat, Fuji Alconite guides, Hook Keeper, Premium Cork, you get the picture. A top-end rod with 54 Different Models ~ Casting and Spinning ~ Shimano’s MOST POPULAR ROD! Quantities are LIMITED.
45M super-high modulus blanks with the new “Bias” construction. Black Fuji SiC tops and 8 or 9 pc. Black Fuji Alconite guide train. Premium Fuji Trigger Rod Seat with Premium natural cork handles. Butt cap and foregrip extra durable composite material. Every Daiwa VIP Musky Rod includes Daiwa’s a Limited LIFETIME WARRANTY! If you’re a Northern Pike, Musky, Striper, or any other large species fisherman this is your perfect rod. Ditto for you saltwater fishermen.
Normally $140 – $150 these amazing rods are now reduced to over 50% off. We don’t have that many left, but enough to make this offer. Folks, these are great rods that are so well made featuring fantastic components. Don’t miss this one!
First quality, Lifetime Warranty. We’ve got 16 of the Most Popular Models. Many are 2 pc. which are typically hard to find but oh so perfect for canoeing, fly-in trips, and any situation involving travel where longer rods are cumbersome. These Compre and Clarus rods are Great for all Freshwater and Saltwater fishing and have great components to boot! Fuji Concept lightweight Hardloy guides, Fuji reel seats, Premium Grade A Cork Handles, hook keepers, IM-8 blanks with TC4 construction, Gudebrod wrapping. Yep, all the “good stuff” for sure. Oh, did we mention the Shimano Lifetime Warranty?
Our favorite Long Sleeve T-Shirt! White with the G. Loomis Fighting Fish in Good Old Red, White, and Blue on the front left breast and BIG on the back, The G. Loomis “radical” logo below the front breast fish in blue, and the G. Loomis “radical” logo down the right sleeve in glorious Red! All preshrunk 100% cotton and so comfortable and Patriotic! Sizes Medium, Large, X-Large are Normally $24.00 NOW $12.00 Size XX-Large is Normally $26.00 NOW $13.00 Fantastic T-Shirts!
Folks, these are some Fine MUSKY RODS MADE and come with premium components and high end blanks. Every Rod has a Lifetime Warranty! Regular retail is between $79.99 (Convergence) and $129.99 (Compre). Great components, great blank, Lifetime Warranty, lots of power at an unbelievable price. Quantities are Very Limited.
2 for 1 Sunline Deal (Like 75% OFF) While Supplies Last…………………….
We just completed our annual inventory and lo and behold we are overstocked on some Sunline items. Mind you, not all Sunline items, but some that we need to reduce inventory on so we can make room for some of the latest lines, etc. So here’s the deal:
Buy one spool of any of the following Sunline lines or leaders and get a second one absolutely FREE. Note that many of these items are already marked at 50% off, so your net prices are really 75% off (1) on any of these sale items that are now 2 for 1:
* Sunline Super FC Sniper 110 yd Natural Clear (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Saltwater System Shock Leader (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Saltwater System Leader FC100 (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Saltwater Special Taper Shock Leader (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
These super coolers and will hold ice (or heat) for as long as 10 days. We actually tested these in Florida last year, leaving an 80 quart cooler filled with ice, beer, bait, etc. out at the end of a dock in the sun on 90 degree days for 8 days. At the end of the 8th day everything was ice cold and we still had lots of ice in the cooler!
We told you in the last newsletter that simply by having these amazing coolers we would probably sell them down quickly. Well it’s happening! Fair warning here that these coolers are going F-A-S-T, so if having one of these babies is even close to being on your radar screen you need to order now. It has taken about 6 months to get what we now have, so that sort of gives you an idea why everyone wants an Engel.
We know these coolers aren’t cheap – the 65 quart, for example, is $339.99, but just ask yourself how many coolers you’ve thrown away over the years. If you’re like us it’s a bunch. All at about $50 – $70 a pop. Add in the expense of all the extra ice you had to buy after a day or so to keep your stuff cold or had food and drinks spoil because your cooler just didn’t hold the cold and these Engel’s are a bargain. Best of all, this will be the LAST Cooler you’ll ever buy!
Like we said, we have them in stock and can ship now. No shipping fees (to ANY USA Address), no packaging fees, just the price of the cooler. What a deal!
WOW! Our World’s Best Filet Knife is finally back in stock! To celebrate and to thank you for your patience we have these amazing knives on sale for $49.99 (normally $74.99)! In the world of fillet knives this is a one-of-a-kind knife and one you will want to pass down to your kids or grandkids (once they know proper knife handling skills).
The big problem with fluoro lines, in our mind, has always been that you trade of line durability for no stretch. And stretch is actually GOOD. Especially when fishing reaction baits such as cranks, spinners, buzzers, etc. Without stretch you have a much greater risk of the fish coming off either at hook-set or when fighting. With some stretch the line actually compensates for some of these risks. Why do you think mono is still so popular?
This new Sunline Reaction FC line has the same softness, durability, and abrasion resistance as regular FC Sniper fluorocarbon line, but with 10% more stretch. Invisibility is increased with Sunline Reaction FC’s grey/blue tint and it’s high specific gravity (1.78 vs. water’s 1.00) allows your bait to reach maximum depth sooner and deeper. Overall this is a product we have all been waiting for.
Sunline Reaction FC Fluorocarbon line is available in 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 20 lb test in spools of 200 years each. Price is $22.99 We have every size IN STOCK and suggest you consider this remarkable line now while preparing your tackle for the spring fishing season. We can assure you this line will rock. Just be sure to troll it out (nothing on the end) after you put it on your reel for maximum performance! (Do this with ALL lines)
Let me make this perfectly clear from the get-go. These baits are priced Way Too Low. The Crankbaits are only $15.99 each and the Spinnerbaits are $8.99 each. Hey, these are handmade here in the USA custom baits. Hand assembled with premium TroKar and Mustad hooks, hand painted, and assembled. Like we said, Way to Cheap for the quality and performance!
Everyone is looking for an extra edge out on the water. The fact is fish have seen the same factory baits over and over. It is time to show them something a little different…..something custom. The new Stealth Custom Spinnerbaits and Crankbaits are some of the finest lures on the market. The custom hand-tied spinnerbait skirts and ultra-realistic custom painted crankbaits give you the edge you’ve been looking for.
The Stealth Custom Shop spinnerbaits are currently available in 3/8 oz. and 1/2 oz. Double Willow Leaf models. There are seven proven and tested fish catching colors that are sure to make even the pickiest bass commit. The spinnerbaits utilize an ultra-thin wire that throws off a ton of underwater vibration. Stealth’s hand-tied skirts pulse and undulate in the water like nothing the fish have ever seen.
If the spinnerbait bite isn’t happening, tie on one of the SCS1.5 or SCS1.5 DD crankbaits. These baits were designed to be some of the best shallow cranking baits in your tackle box. Currently available in six handpicked custom colors, there is an option for every water color you encounter. These baits run true out of the package, no tuning needed. The SCS1.5 square bill will run 2 – 5 ft. and the SCS1.5 DD will run 6 – 9 ft. These are high performance crankbaits that will deflect through wood and rock without getting hung up.
Say again: these baits should probably sell for between $25 – $30 at the least. And we’re pretty sure that sooner or later the manufacturer (one guy) will up and realize what he’s created and the price will zoom. Until then we’re pricing them at his suggested retail and no more at his request. Get them while you can at this incredible price. They won’t last long. We just hope the manufacturer will!
2012 G. Loomis Catalog Now Available……………
It’s Finally here! Our expanded 36 page G. Loomis catalog is now out with more rods and accessories than ever before. Lots of new stuff this year and, in out humble opinion, a far better effort than last year. This is our own, exclusive G. Loomis catalog and is available Free of Charge simply by emailing us your complete name, address, and postal code at[email protected] or calling us at 1-812-402-6350 (toll) or 1-877-402-6250 (toll free). You can also stop by our store where we have plenty available.
We’re really proud of this effort and think you will be impressed with not only the content, but just how well laid out it is. We have about 5,000 of these, so don’t delay in requesting one of these G. Loomis catalogs. We will not be be getting any more. Simply put, this is a great reference tool and, in our opinion, far better than having to look everything G. Loomis up on their web site.